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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ESPLOST for Education

IS THIS A TAX INCREASE? NO! Bryan County sales tax will remain at its current level. This will simply extend the current 1% sales tax for education for an additional 5 years. Collection of this renewal ESPLOST can only begin after the current ESPLOST expires.

HAVE THE PREVIOUS ESPLOSTS BEEN SUCCESSFUL? YES!! The Bryan County Board of Education has a creditable record of keeping promises. There have been many facility and equipment improvements using the funds provided by the education sales tax.

WHY AN ESPLOST? The ESPLOST can pay bond debt and shares the cost of educational facilities and equipment with visitors and all citizens— not just property owners. Sales tax helps keep property taxes stable.

1¢ Education Sales Tax Referendum

March 6, 2012

EARLY VOTING BEGINS February 13

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ryan County Schools

1¢ Education Sales Tax Referendum

March 6, 2012 Information for Parents and Citizens


What is an Education SPLOST (ESPLOST)? An “ESPLOST” is the option for a local school system to call a referendum approving a one percent sales tax for school construction and/or retire bond debt. The penny sales tax spreads the responsibility of educating our children to all citizens and visitors of the community. Anyone who spends money in Bryan County is funding the ESPLOST, regardless of whether or not the person lives in the county.

Previous ESPLOST Projects  New Richmond Hill Middle  Renovation of Black Creek School  New Richmond Hill Elementary  Athletic Enhancements  Classroom Additions  Technology Enhancements

What will the continued 1% Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) provide for Bryan County students? The proposed projects include:

FACTS ABOUT THE CONTINUATION OF THE 1¢ EDUCATION SALES TAX MARCH 6, 2012

Growth construction and equipment needed for elementary schools Renovating and improving existing school facilities Improving system-wide instructional and administrative technology Purchase school buses and transportation equipment Purchase fine arts, music career/technical, and physical education equipment Safety and security equipment

 No new sales taxes!  An extension of the current sales tax, not an additional tax

 Renewal

Education Sales Tax starts after the current Education Sales Tax ends  Sales tax is paid by everyone who shops in Bryan County, including visitors

 Provide

modern, safe, and secure school facilities for Bryan County children  Quality schools promote a better future for our students and economic growth for our community

GREAT SCHOOLS BENEFIT EVERYONE IN BRYAN COUNTY

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